Villainizing and restricting social media will worsen, not help, youth mental health

By Nia West-Bey


As a mom to a teen and a preteen, I’ve struggled with setting appropriate limits on screen time, particularly at the height of the pandemic when being online was my children’s only way to stay connected with their peers. How was I to find the right balance when my son was gaming for hours, but doing so with friends he hadn’t seen for six months?

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